Dan Modlin


Dan Modlin served as News Director at WKU Public Radio for 23 years, and retired in early 2013. He's a native of Indiana who grew up in a broadcasting family.  A graduate of Ball State University, he worked for several years in the news network business in the Midwest, specializing in agricultural and political coverage, before coming to WKU Public Radio. His reports have earned numerous national  and state  awards for documentary production, public affairs reporting, and enterprise reporting. 


Health /Ovarian Cancer
5:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Concerns Raised Over Ovarian Cancer

Centers for Disease Control/ Symptoms for Ovarian Cancer
Centers for Disease Control

Ovarian cancer can be very deadly, in part because it is difficult to detect in its early stages. Cancer specialists in Kentucky say the disease has frequently progressed to stage 3 or stage 4 by the time it is found. Dr. Daniel Metzinger of the Brown Cancer Center in Louisville says the disease can spread relatively quickly. He's one of the interview guests in our special two part report on ovarian cancer.

9:05 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Deadline Approaches for Kentucky Write-in Candidates

Anyone wanting to file as a write-in candidate for the November 6th election in Kentucky must do so by Friday of this week. Under Kentucky law, write-in candidates for any office are required to file a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate, and they must pay a filing fee prescribed by statute. Write-in candidates for President and Vice-President must also file a list of presidential electors pledged to the candidates.

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12:30 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Kentucky Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Newspapers

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ordered the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services to pay $20,000 to two newspapers, in a fight over child abuse records. The appeals court ruled Friday that Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd correctly ordered the state to cover the legal fees for the Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader in October of 2010.

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1:53 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

SpanTech to Expand in Glasgow

A manufacturing firm based in Glasgow, Kentucky will create 25 new jobs through a plan to expand its operations. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced the $3.8 million SpanTech expansion project, which will include purchasing new equipment and leasing an additional 55,500 square feet.

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3:23 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

FEMA Plans Earthquake Preparedness Drill

FEMA Employee Demonstrates a "take cover" technique

Federal Emergency Management officials want people in the region to participate in "Drop, Cover, and Hold-on"drills Thursday, as part of a nationwide earthquake preparedness effort. They're calling the project the "Great Shakeout."

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12:59 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Man Arrested for Getting Painkillers from 28 Dentists

Prescription pills

Louisville police have arrested a man who is accused of obtaining prescriptions for painkillers from 28 dentists in just a five month period. The Courier Journal reports that 42 year old Michael A. Osswald of Louisville is charged with 22 counts of attempting to obtain or obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

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2:36 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Tobacco Companies Ask Judge to Reject "Corrective Statements"

Tobacco firms fight "corrective statements"

Tobacco companies are urging a federal judge to rule against the federal government's proposed industry-financed corrective statements. The companies contend the messages amount to "forced public confessions."However, the Justice Department argues that the statements need to be strong enough to protect the public from future false statements made by the tobacco industry.

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6:37 am
Sat October 13, 2012

Weekend Traffic Reduced to One Lane on I-65 Northbound in Louisville

Interstate 65 Northbound Repairs

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is planning to take advantage of favorable temperatures this weekend to perform pavement repairs to a busy section of Interstate 65 near downtown Louisville. This section of road didn't receive improvements during summer construction and was last paved in 2006.

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Health/Farm Produce
1:37 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Food Day Activities Planned at WKU Ag Expo Center

Fresh produce
Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association

The Barren River District Health Department is helping to coordinate a Food Day Celebration that will be held at the WKU Agriculture Expo Center on October 24th. Crissy Rowland, the Branch Manager for Health Information with the Health Department, says the program is designed to encourage the production and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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1:23 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Valley Truck to Add Twelve Jobs in Daviess County

Valley Truck LLC is investing more than $600,000 in improvements at its facility in Utica, Kentucky. The firm will expand its workforce by a dozen jobs,  as part of the investment.

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